Thanks to the many advancements made in modern dentistry, including the equipment and materials our dentists at Richmond Dental Care use, patients can have natural-colored (or tooth-colored) fillings for a healthy and radiant smile.
As a team of dentists trained to handle all types of tooth restoration, including tooth fillings, our dentists and their dental care team will make sure that you have the information you need to make the best choice in materials.
Just as the Canadian Dental Association writes, “There are several different types of fillings that can be used to fill a cavity, but the final decision on which type of filling is placed in your mouth is yours alone.” If you’d like to explore your options for dental fillings from Richmond Dental Care, we invite you to book an appointment now using our convenient online booking tool. We’d also love to hear from you if it’s easier to call us with your questions.
Although there is a myriad of materials available for use in dental fillings, the procedure itself is performed in one of two ways.
A direct filling will go right into the tooth after our dentists have cleared out decay. Most procedures can be completed in one appointment. By contrast, an indirect filling must be made in a lab setting and typically requires multiple appointments. Indirect fillings are most often used for dental crowns or inlays.
When you visit our dentists for your filling consultation, we’ll spend time explaining even more about the different types of dental fillings and tooth filling materials so you can choose what’s best for your goals in aesthetics, cost, and durability. For example, you’ll learn that dental amalgam is the best-known material for dental fillings, but it may not be the most durable.
We’re here to help patients of all ages with their dental care, whether they currently have a dentist or not. If you suspect that you have a tooth that needs a cavity fillings to heal it and restore its functionality, we encourage you to book an appointment for dental filling treatment from our dentists without delay. The longer your compromised tooth is left untreated, the larger the cavity will grow. And as the cavity continues to grow, it often requires more advanced treatment.